You can make a difference

Can you imagine not being able to read a newspaper, a road sign or directions on a bottle of medication? Sadly, this is a reality faced by many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders living in remote communities today.

The literacy gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous children is significant – and the more remote the community, the larger the gap. Since 2009, ILF’s Book Supply program has delivered more than 150,000 new books to over 250 communities nationally. But we need your help to continue these efforts

The Great Book Swap is a fantastic way to celebrate reading locally, and raise much-needed funds to buy books for remote communities. Schools, book clubs and all kinds of organisations can host a Great Book Swap. All you need to do is swap one of your favourite books for someone else’s – for a gold coin donation.

“The Great Book Swap is a win-win. Not only does it help raise money to improve literacy levels in remote communities, but the excitement and fun…helps improve literacy levels in your community or organisation…”

Andy Griffiths, ILF Ambassador

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In 2017, we aim to raise over $200,000 to give 20,000 new books to remote communities across Australia. But we need your help!

If you register by 31 March, your school will go into the draw to win a class set of Andy Griffiths books, ‘The 78-Storey Treehouse’!